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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Oregon, IL, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location : Oregon, IL   

Functional Area : Manufacturing 

Number of Openings : 1 

Current Openings :  


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.

We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.




The successful candidate is responsible, under limited supervision, for applying manufacturing engineering and project management skills to plan, coordinate, and implement cost effective manufacturing processes that integrate equipment and personnel for AG & Turf product families. 



  • Coordinate PDP Development Phase

    • Coordinate the PDP Development phase for new products assignments.Specific duties include:generate capital requirement matrix, coordinate fixture and tooling requirements, define personnel requirements, develop the pilot production plan, coordinate the manufacturing team (supervisor, programmer, supply chain, group-lead, inspection, hourly personnel, etc.) during weekly meetings through the pilot phase, and aid in the development of SCAT documents to monitor quality beyond production release.

    • Supports manufacturing information systems including flattened BOM’s, routers, raw materials, and accurate product costs for assigned products.

  • Develop and implement production lines

    • Develop and implement product specific or mix model production lines for continuous flow manufacturing.

    • Construct work cells using new or existing machinery to minimize the 8 wastes of Lean.Capable of selecting, quoting, justification, and contractually procuring equipment as necessary through installation.

  • Support existing production lines

    • Support the sustainment of existing production lines as it relates to:ECO’s, product quality, fluctuations in production demands, process improvements, and responsiveness to ergonomic and safety related issues.

  • Leadership & Support

    • Actively participate in Kaizen Events and support the decisions and direction of the Continuous Improvement Team as it relates to areas of responsibility.

  • Communication and Documentation

    • Develop “Standard Work” documents for training and shop floor work instructions requirements.

    • Construct production matrices that outline labor resources for finite capacity.



  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Technology.



  • Two to five years of experience minimum in a manufacturing engineering environment.Experience in machining, fabrication, welding, powder paint, and assembly operations.

  • Results oriented.

  • Capable of analyzing and improving equipment, tooling, fixtures, material handling, work cells, material flow, and methods.

  • Detail oriented in cost estimating methodologies including time study validation through the final product costing process.

  • Experience working on new product development teams (NPI/PDP).

  • Experience in Continuous Flow Manufacturing (CFM) and a sound understanding of Lean principles, pull systems, and continuous improvement.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and an understanding of business operating systems (HFA, SAP).

  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner

  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions

  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms

  • Collaborative and effective team player and able to work with teams who are globally dispersed



Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit.  For more information, visit


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Nearest Major Market: Rockford
Nearest Secondary Market: Rochelle

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